We all know the positive impact bringing The Arts in to your care home can have. They promote good social and emotional wellbeing and are an important part of your activity program. I’ve been running dance sessions in care homes since 2015 and have found them to be extremely popular – with both service users and care home managers!
I’ve used my background as an activity co-ordinator in a care home for the elderly and my training as a performer to design dance sessions specifically for Dementia sufferers. They’re inclusive and can be easily adapted to suit all age ranges and physical abilities. No one gets left behind or left out!
Over the years, through my own experience and from feedback from the care homes I work with, I’ve learnt just how much of a positive impact the dance sessions can have on both the care home’s service users, and the care home itself. Here are five of those benefits.